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What Good Can I Do?
by Steve Higginbotham
July 31, 2007
Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you were totally out of place and useless?  To put some of you on a sports team and ask you to contribute would be expecting too much.  To give some of you some tools and ask you to work on the engine of a car would be useless.  Or to put some of us in the kitchen would simply result in our "being under foot."
Well, how useless do you think Bezaleel must have felt?  You don't know who Bezaleel was?  Read Exodus 31.  He was an artist during the time of the wilderness wandering.  Well, how much use do you think there was for an artist during a time when the people were living in tents and always on the move?  A hunter, a soldier, a cook, a shepherd...these would have been much needed occupations.  But an artist?  Who would have needed an artist?
The answer to that question is "the Lord."  You see, the Lord had need of someone to make the ark of the covenant, the other pieces of furniture, the utensils in the tabernacle, and to make the ephod worn by the priests.  Some of the most holy relics in the history of Israel were made by the hands of one who is virtually unknown and all but forgotten.  But who would downplay his contribution?
Then there's your talent.  What do you have to offer the Lord?  You say you can't preach, serve as an elder, teach a Bible class, lead in public worship?  Do you really think these are the only avenues through which we can serve the Lord? 
Listen, if God can find use for an artist during the wilderness wandering, then he can find use for your talents as well.  Give it some thought.
Copyright 2007, South Green Street Church of Christ, Glasgow, Kentucky
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